When you are running an RFP or quote request on Lumi, you may want to add additional suppliers to the bidding process. These can include suppliers already on Lumi, and new suppliers you are looking to invite to collaborate on Lumi.
When you create a quote request, you can choose to send a direct request to specific suppliers, or an open request to all relevant suppliers, or both.
When you do this, new notifications will be sent to those suppliers, and your quote request will appear in their Direct requests list. You can begin messaging with them immediately.
You can use the Supplier Directory to explore suppliers that might be a good fit to add to your quote request. Use the filters to narrow down suppliers by country, state, products and certifications. You can explore their profile page to learn more about each supplier.
You can invite suppliers that are not yet on Lumi to participate in the quoting process. Follow our guide on inviting suppliers. The Lumi team is here to help you onboard the supplier, so that your RFP is centralized on the platform.